Category Past Events: 2015
On Wednesday 28th October 2015 at 12 noon, David and Joan Boswell welcomed society members to Auchinleck House. Mark McLean from Newhailes near Edinburgh made the Presidential Address entitled “The Friendship between Lord Hailes and James Boswell.”
On Saturday 17 October 2015 at 12 noon we met again at the American Museum in Bath. Eric Christen kindly agreed to speak on ‘James Boswell’s visit to Voltaire’ The AGM took place at 11.30 am preceding the lunch.
16 May 2015: Andrew Boswell spoke on behalf of Dr Cecil Courtney at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London
On Saturday the 16th of May 2015 we returned to the Connaught Rooms in London for lunch after which Dr Andrew Boswell read Dr Courtney’s speech as he was ill. Dr Cecil Courtney, of Cambridge University, had prepared a talk on James Boswell’s Dutch friend, Zèlide (Belle de Zuylen), whom he met whilst a student at Utrecht. […]
On the 2nd of March 2015 at Lichfield, owing to indisposition, the Speaker was unable to attend but kindly sent his speech to Derek Walker who read it with a dramatic interlude with Richard Davies which was well received.